Adam Levine has finally addressed his decision to play at the Super Bowl halftime show.
Maroon 5 are set to play the controversial football game after a number of artists allegedly turned down the gig in support of Colin Kaepernick, who protested police brutality, racial injustice, and systematic oppression by taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the singer said: “No one thought about it more than I did. No one put more thought and love into this than I did.”
“I spoke to many people, most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt.”
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The 39-year-old referred to the people who feel like their voices have not been listened to, he said: “They will be heard, that’s all I want to say because I don’t want to spoil anything.”
“And once again, I like to think that people know where I stand as a human being after two decades doing this. I’m not a speaker.”
Adam admitted that he wants his music to speak for him: “I’m not a public speaker. I do speak, but it’s through the music. My life’s work and what I put out into the universe has been positive and hopefully inspiring.”
“So, what I would say is, you know, we are going to do what we keep on doing, hopefully without becoming politicians and continuing to use the one voice we know how to use properly.”